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Angela Terese Specht
  • December 04, 1944
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  • February 21, 2021

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Angela Terese Monteleone-Specht of Ocala, Florida, passed on February 21, 2021, after a hard battle with cancer and, recently, Covid-19.  She was born on 12/4/44 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the fourth child of Emilia and Philip Monteleone. Brothers, Gaetano and Gregory, and sister, Marie Grace, have preceded her in death. Angela adored her parents and siblings.

Angela is survived by her loving husband, William J. Specht. She married William on May 9, 1970, at Blessed Sacrament Church in Brooklyn, NY.  Last year was their 50th anniversary. They have happily spent the past ten years or so with family and friends in Florida.

Angela has four sons, William, Thomas, Nicholas, and Philip Specht, and three daughters-in-law, Wendy, Claire, and Beth. At the time of her passing, she was the proud grandmother of 15 grandchildren, Zachery, Kristina, Jackie, Jacob, Josh, Chase, P.J., Noah, Lucy, Samuel, Benjamin, Natalie, Lyndsay, Melanie, and Sydney, and 2 great-grandchildren, Darnell and Jacob — all of whom she loved dearly.

Angela grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, attending Our Lady of Sorrows Elementary School and Cathedral High School. She later attended St. John’s University in Jamaica, NY, but graduated from Wilkes College (Wilkes-Barre, PA), summa cum laude with an art degree.

She was an avid artist almost her entire life, creating numerous and lasting works of amazing creativity and beauty. She was particularly fond of painting landscapes and trees. And was also an accomplished sculptor. She had several art shows over the years and produced new artwork almost to her very last days.

Although her passion was art, Angela was most dedicated to her family.  She was a wonderful mother who worked many jobs to give her children the best life she could.  She put herself through a lot for her kids. Her home was full of life and was a happy one.  She was also a caregiver for many of her relatives, spending long years tending to her father, her mother, her sister, and even her cousins, as they grew older and required her assistance in their later days.  She selflessly gave everything she had to her family, often at great cost to her own finances, well-being, and health.  She was adored by her many nieces and nephews as their “cool aunt” and sometimes a second mother.  She did everything she could for them whenever she was able and loved them as well.

In the end, without question, Angela had a full and happy life. Her happiness, in great measure, originated from the manner in which she gave herself away for others. She will be remembered by all who knew her.

Funeral and mass services are tbd and will be provided in the near future.  Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers Funerals & Cremations 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7813

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  1. Carey Greives lit a candle:
    26 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 26, 2021 at 2:00:00 AM

  2. Linda and Gene Grohman says:
    25 Feb 2021
    Angela was a very special person, she never spoke harsh words and she was very giving. We were blessed to have had her as a friend and we will miss her but God received a real Angel when he received her. We love you Angie

  3. Linda and Gene Grohman says:
    25 Feb 2021
    Angela was a very sweet lady who never had a harsh word about anyone. I was blessed to have had her as a friend and she and her smile will be missed but God received a beautiful angel when she went to join him. We love you Angie

  4. Jennifer Riccardo lit a candle:
    25 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 25, 2021 at 2:03:40 AM

  5. Kristina Specht says:
    24 Feb 2021
    I love you Nana. Fly high up there.. Definitely the sweetest angel there is

  6. Kristina Specht lit a candle:
    24 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 24, 2021 at 2:45:53 PM

  7. Christine Smith says:
    24 Feb 2021
    Aunt Angie was a remarkable woman. She was kind, generous to a fault, loving, creative, colorful and just plain special. Life will be a little duller with her gone but she is in a good place with great company! Love you dearly....

  8. Margaret yavorchak lit a candle:
    24 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 24, 2021 at 2:17:08 PM

  9. Philip Monteleone lit a candle:
    23 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 23, 2021 at 2:19:06 PM

  10. Philip Monteleone says:
    23 Feb 2021
    Aunt Angie was one of the kindest people I have ever met and definitely the “cool aunt.”

  11. Jackie Belcastro lit a candle:
    23 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 23, 2021 at 2:51:49 PM

  12. Cindy price says:
    23 Feb 2021
    I will miss this wonderful sweet lady. May she rest in peace free from pain.

  13. Cindy price lit a candle:
    23 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 23, 2021 at 2:22:58 PM

  14. Angela Madden lit a candle:
    23 Feb 2021
    Lit since February 23, 2021 at 2:12:19 PM

  15. Angela Madden says:
    23 Feb 2021
    Aunt Angie was the most patient person (I guess that comes with having four sons!). She always had time for me when the rest of my family didn’t. She would do my hair and it felt so good to have her hands in my hair. I will miss her very much.

  16. Wendy Specht says:
    23 Feb 2021
    She was loved dearly and will be missed. Beautiful tribute

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